Transsyberia Rally

Transsyberia Rally

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Team France wins the 2008 Transsyberia Rally

Team France wins the 2008 Transsyberia Rally

A clear overall result of the Transsyberia Rally shows that Porsche is the 2008 star of the race since it obtained the first six positions and nine vehicles of top ten were Porsche. Declared winners of the rally with two hours of advantage over the second place are Lavielle and Borsotto from Team France. “We are so happy to have won such an extremely tough rally. Right from the start the Transsyberia ran so well for us that we could ease back the pace over the last three days. I’m amazed what our Cayenne withstood over the last 7,000 kilometres” said Lavielle.

The massive battle was driven between Schwarz/Schulz couple and Soler/Peinado, both teams aiming for the second place. Pulling its best with the 385hp Cayenne Schwarz/Schulz team was still not enough to surpass the six minute advantage of the Spaniards. Soler/Peinado maintained their second position and the team of Germany 1 achieved the third place.

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Team Spain on second place at the 2008 Transsyberia Rally

Team Spain on second place at the 2008 Transsyberia Rally

It seems that the Transsyberia Rally 2008 is all about Porsche as it keeps winning leg after leg. The 13th one was finished in first place by the Spanish Team, Paul Soler and Laia Peinado. With their Cayenne S they managed to leave behind their competitors, the Danner/Szekers Mercedes team and the overall leaders Lavielle/Borsotto of France. The French team only achieved the third place but they still hold a 2:18 h advantage over Soler/Peinado in the general classification.

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Team Germany 1 almost invincible in 2008 Transsyberia Rally

Team Germany 1 almost invincible in 2008 Transsyberia Rally

It seems that this year the couple Schwarz-Schulz of Team Germany with their Porsche Cayenne S is invincible. Being the fastest in the Transsyberia Rally 2008 for the fourth time in row brought them the second place in the general classification and an increasing distance from their direct competitor. The Lavieille-Borsotto team of France, the number one in the classification, finished the leg 17 minutes behind Schwarz and Schulz. The second place in the race was gained by Kern and Daniel van Kan of Team Germany 3 who left behind Darvi and Altai with 4 minutes.

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Team France takes the lead in Transsyberia Rally

Team France takes the lead in Transsyberia Rally

It looks like Team Germany 1 car driven by Armin Schwarz and Andi Schulz have lost the lead in front of Team France car driven by Christian Lavieille and Francois and Pedro Gameiro and Pedro Figueiredo (Team Portugal). The French team and their Porsche Cayenne S, finished the 10th leg, and one of the toughest, on the first place with an advantage of over 4:15 minutes in front of the Portuguese team. Team Germany1 had some bad luck: they were in the lead but after they missed a checkpoint, a one-hour penalty was received which led them to the third position.

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Team Germany 1 wins 5th leg of the Transsyberia Rally

Team Germany 1 wins 5th leg of the Transsyberia Rally

It seems that the Schwarz and Schulz couple of Team Germany 1 is in coming age this year. After winning the first and the fifth leg of the Transsyberia Rally they took another challenge: to take the first place at the sixth special stage, held just today close to the capital of Novosibirsk. With their 385 hp Porsche Cayenne S it wasn’t very hard for them to surpass the French team, Christian Lavieille and Francois Borsotti, by 4.14minutes. This special drive was held on 78 km of small country roads with steady , tight and curved portions.

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Team Russia 2 wins 4th leg of Transsyberia Rally

Team Russia 2 wins 4th leg of Transsyberia Rally

Yesterday we were talking about the great results of the Porsche Cayenne vehicles in the Transsyberia Rally. Today, in the 4th leg of the rally nothing seems to change, the Porsche vehicles remained in the first positions, only the drivers changed their places as it follows: Sergey Kvashnin and Alexey Pavlovskiy, drivers of the Team Russia 2 were in the lead and 12 seconds back was Armin Schwarz and Andi Schulz, or Team Germany 1.

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Porsche already on the first 8 places in Transsyberia Rally

Porsche already on the first 8 places in Transsyberia Rally

Few days ago we were speaking about the beginning of the 2008 edition of the Transsyberia Rally. By the end of the leg two of the rally Team Germany 1 car, driven by Armin Schwarz and Andi Schulz, was with five seconds faster than the Porsche Cayenne driven by Denis Levyatov and Sergey Talantsev from Team Porsche Russia 1. On the third place at the end of the second leg of the rally was the Spanish team Paul Soler and Laia Peinado also in a Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia.

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Porsche prepares for the 2008 edition of the Transyberian Rally

Porsche prepares for the 2008 edition of the Transyberian Rally

For those who don’t know, the Transsyberia Rally is the toughest marathon rally for near-standard offroad vehicles taking place from the Red Square in Moscow, Russia to the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar. The 7,000 km of the rally take the participants through the subartic forests, up to the Altai Mountains and the Gobi Desert.

Today at 11.20 hours the first vehicles left the Red Square in Moscow in order to compete in the 7,000 km journey to Mongolia. The Porsche Cayenne Transsyberia with starting number 1 belongs to Ryan Millen and his co-driver Colin Godby from the Team Porsche Cars North America. Millen, got the first number due to the fact that his father Rod secured overall victory last year.

Millen’s race will definitely not going to be an easy one because the other drivers from Porsche camp will include the ex-European champion Armin Schwarz and his co-driver Andi Schulz from Team Germany, but also Lars Kern and his co-driver Daniel van Kan. Stay tuned, more news about the Transsyberian Rally are set to come!

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Transsyberia Rally: Porsche claims all podium positions

Transsyberia Rally: Porsche claims all podium positions

Three Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia on the first three positions, seven Cayennes in the top ten: these are the results of the 2007 Transsyberia Rally, one of the world’s toughest offroad marathons.
After a two-week epic drive from Moscow to Ulan Bator, Americans Rod Millen and his co-driver Richard Kelsey reached the finish in the capital of Mongolia today with a Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia as the winners. After 7,100 kilometres, just over 17 minutes separated Millen from the (...)

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Transsyberia Rally: Porsche wins twelfth leg

Transsyberia Rally: Porsche wins twelfth leg

A change in the lead at the twelfth of fourteen legs of the Transsyberia Rally: With just over a nine minute advantage, Dr. Erik Brandenburg and Stefan Preuss now head the classification of the long distance rally from Moscow to Ulan Batar with their Porsche Carrera. “A Porsche Carrera in the lead – that feels a little like the Safari Rally,” said an Dr. Erik Brandenburg enthusiastically after finishing the leg. The previous leaders, Simon and Matt Garnham, became stuck in mud with their (...)

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Transsyberia Rally: 320 kilometres through the Gobi desert

Transsyberia Rally: 320 kilometres through the Gobi desert

The eleventh of fourteen legs of the Transsyberia Rally led the participants through the northern edge of the Gobi desert. In the afternoon, 31 of the 33 teams to start reached the camp in the Mongolian town of Altai after the 320 kilometre leg. Both the Australian and Colombian Porsche teams have retired from the event. Their Cayenne S Transsyberia were badly damaged in accidents during yesterday’s eleventh leg. The pilots and co-drivers escaped with a scare and minor contusions.
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Transsyberia Rally: Leg ten halted due to accident

Transsyberia Rally: Leg ten halted due to accident

Due to two accidents, leg ten of the Transsyberia from Mankhan to Darvi had to be stopped. In their Cayenne S Transsyberia cars, drivers from the Colombian and Australian teams didn’t see a two-metre deep ditch. Christian Pfeil-Schneider, Neil Hopkins and Paul Watson sustained minor injuries and are now in hospital under observation.
As the medical service had to transport the casualties and will not able to be on time for the eleventh leg from Darvi to Altai, this section will instead be (...)

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Transsyberia Rally: Eight Porsche Cayenne in the top ten

Transsyberia Rally: Eight Porsche Cayenne in the top ten

The first special stage of the Transsyberia Rally in Mongolia was without doubt full of drama. The 106 kilometre stage near Olgy led over winding rough gravel paths and through swamps. Due to numerous wheel changes during the stage, Armin Schwarz (Austria) and Oliver Hilger (Germany) forfeited the lead and now lie seventh in the classification.
The best-placed crew driving a Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia are the Americans Rod Millen and Richard Kelsey, who finished the ninth leg in fifth (...)

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Transsyberia Rally: Preparing for marathon stages

Transsyberia Rally: Preparing for marathon stages

The 33 participants contesting the Transsyberia Rally are optimally prepared to tackle the first special stage in Mongolia on Sunday. Saturday’s rest halt is used by the Porsche teams to do routine checks and maintenance work on their 385 hp Cayenne S Transsyberia vehicles. On Sunday the teams expect a tough special stage on gravel and rocky tracks. The leg finishes in Mankhan after 440 kilometres.
“I’m happy that as the leaders of the classification we’ll be first out on the stage. Because if (...)

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